|Image courtesy of Rowan|
Rowan has got in on the act too by today (1st June) launching a free pattern to knit a Shaun the Sheep picnic blanket - perfect for sunny days in the park or back garden. As Rowan itself says, the blanket is 'b-ewe-tiful'!
The blanket comprises 25 squares, each coming together to create a fun and colourful blanket. As well as squares showing Shaun's face, complete with stitched on floppy ears, there are also Shaun's friends from the farm and squares showing off different knitting stitches.
This would be a perfect knitting project for the summer, as knitters can work on the squares individually and take them wherever they choose to knit - no need to carry the whole lot around with you!
Thirty-two balls of Rowan Pure Wool DK make up the blanket - the pattern gives the exact details of how many balls to buy in which colours. In July 2015 Rowan is launching Rowan Pure Wool Superwash DK and this yarn may be more preferable if you're planning on taking the blanket to a festival or muddy field!
Download the pattern for free now here on the Rowan website.